New cases opened against Ukrainian ex-prosecutor general Pshonka
MOSCOW, April 23 (RAPSI) - The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has opened more criminal cases against its former chief Viktor Pshonka on appropriation, abuse of authority and influence, it was reported Wednesday.
Specifically, according to the prosecutor’s office, between 2010 and 2014 Pshonka appropriated the money allocated for the construction of a new Prosecutor General’s Office building.
“Additionally, one of the cases concerns the allegation that Pshonka, who acted in concert with his son, people’s deputy of Ukraine Artem Pshonka, to receive improper advantage for himself and members of his family for initiating various criminal proceedings,” the prosecutors’ statement says.
This is not the first investigation into Pshonka’s activities after the shift of power in the country. Earlier this week, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office announced that it was making an inquiry into media reports that there were some investigators still working at the Prosecutor General’s Office who had previously worked with Pshonka. He is reported to have been suspected of illegally bringing people to trial.
On February 22, a regime change took place in Ukraine in the form of a coup. The Verkhovna Rada impeached the president, Viktor Yanukovych, amended the constitution and scheduled an election for May 25.